Warmed honey makes an easy, glistening glaze for this dessert. Allow about 30 minutes chilling time once the crust is pressed into the tart pan.
6.75 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 1/2 cups)
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into small pieces
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
2 pounds firm ripe Black Mission figs, trimmed
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons honey
3/4 cup 2% reduced-fat Greek-style yogurt
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 400°.
To prepare crust, coat a 9-inch round removable-bottom tart pan with cooking spray; set aside. Weigh or lightly spoon 75 ounces flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine 75 ounces flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a food processor; pulse to combine. With processor on, gradually add butter through food chute, processing until mixture resembles wet sand. Combine vanilla and egg in a small bowl; stir with a whisk. With processor on, gradually add egg mixture, processing until dough forms. Turn dough out into prepared pan; gently press into bottom and up sides of pan. Chill 30 minutes.
To prepare filling, thinly slice figs to measure 1 1/2 cups; cut remaining figs into (1/2-inch) pieces (about 5 cups). Combine fig pieces, 1/4 cup sugar, and 2 tablespoons flour, tossing to coat figs. Spoon fig mixture into prepared crust. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes; reduce oven temperature to 350° (do not remove tart from oven). Bake an additional 25 minutes or until bubbly. Remove from oven; arrange fig slices over top of tart.
Place honey in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH 1 minute; brush over fig slices. Cool tart slightly on a wire rack. Serve warm with yogurt.
Figs just came in at the grocery store so I decided to give this a try. The crust was super easy to make in a food processor. I would probably use the crust recipe again for other fruit tarts because of that. I chilled it while i was cutting up the figs. Overall the filling and glaze was simple, good. The honey went well with the figs, just spread in on quickly before it hardens. The only thing i didn't get was the raw figs on top. They just didn't seem to go or be necessary. Next time i will skip that part.
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